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Our Team Approach

The Best of General Practice and Boutique Law

Inside the St. John’s historic Stonehouse building, the Gittens & Associates team is hard at work. Whether it’s assessing the scope of injuries following an accident, defending a child’s best interests in a custody dispute or reviewing contracts for a local business, Gittens & Associates is committed to justice.

A Multidisciplinary Team

When you choose Gittens & Associates for Newfoundland legal matters, you’ll combine the skills and resources of a general practice law firm with the special knowledge and insight of a boutique firm. This gives our clients the best of both worlds, reducing the stress and anxiety associated with legal proceedings and helping you focus on what matters most.


We have several practice groups within our firm that allow us to specialize our services to suit every client precisely. Our firm’s practice groups include:

Taxation, led by Ernest Gittens

Corporate and commercial law, led by Leah Gruchy

Wills and estates, led by Sharon McKim-Ryan

Real estate law, led by Nancy McKillop

Civil litigation, led by J. Michael Cabot

Family law, led by Kellie Cullihall

Criminal law, led by Mark Gruchy

Personal injury law, led by Renée Murphy

Courtroom Experience

“I feel it’s important to maintain a court presence in order to keep the team’s advocacy skills sharp,” explains Ernest Gittens, Senior Partner at Gittens & Associates. “It’s easy to get comfortable in the office and avoid going into the courtroom.” It’s that commitment to their clients’ best interests that distinguishes Gittens & Associates.

Extending Their Knowledge

The lawyers and paralegals from Gittens & Associates regularly meet to stay abreast of the latest legal developments across the province. New legislation, new court rules and other changes are discussed and reviewed, helping the team stay up to date with every avenue of the law. Expect commitment and preparation when you choose Gittens & Associates for legal representation in Newfoundland.


Read a recent profile of Gittens & Associates from Fine Lifestyles magazine or download a PDF version for your own records.

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